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The issue: a textbook titled 'The History of Abkhazia From Ancient Times to the Modern Period' for grades 10-11. The authors, Lakoba and Bgazhba, have been asked to rewrite a chapter concerning the events of May 2014, when protesters took over the presidential palace, after which then-president of ...
Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova criticized Tbilisi's policies towards Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia and ... and accept the [new] political reality, that Georgia's neighbors are two independent nations - the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia; the ...

The remains of 22 people, who had been missing since the 1992-1993 war in Abkhazia, have been identified and will be handed over to their families shortly, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a press release on April 23. The identification was carried out within the framework of ...
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili recently announced an “unprecedented” peace initiative aimed at the country's occupied territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region (South Ossetia). The new initiative, made public during an April 4 cabinet meeting, is called “A Step Toward a Better Future.
The training course was organized by Zurab Lakerbaia who is responsible for liaising with international organizations on humanitarian issues in Abkhazia. He told the Sukhum-based Nuzhnaya Gazeta news agency that the training course was an integral part of an agreement made with a Dutch NGO, ...
Abkhazia is a disputed territory located south of the Greater Caucasus mountains on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. The self-proclaimed Republic of Abkhazia is recognized as a sovereign state only by four member states of the United Nations: Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the bird-dung covered ...

The Georgian government has unveiled an ambitious new project to reintegrate its erstwhile citizens in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The plan aims to expand access to Georgia's economy and education system to the people of the two breakaway regions, which separated from Georgia during civil wars of ...
Georgian authorities have unveiled a wide ranging plan 'to encourage contacts, movement, and relations' with people in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The plan includes efforts to simplify trade, including from Abkhazia and South Ossetia to the EU, and encourage students from Abkhazia and South Ossetia ...
A quarter of a century after the Abkhazian–Georgian war, the bodies of those killed are still being recovered. In the centre of Sukhum/i, capital of breakaway Abkhazia, a giant stylised sword plunges into a grassy mound. Flanked by 14 flagpoles flying the territory's vibrant red, green and white standard, this ...
The European Union is deeply concerned by the “state of play in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and for the continuous ... gap for ethnic Georgians in Abkhazia, restrictions on access to education in native language, and violation of property rights of internally displaced persons.
But in 2017, because of the destruction wrought on local fish populations, the expected quota of 40 000 tonnes of fish was reduced by three-quarters, and only 11 000 tonnes were caught. For 2018, the quota is 20 000 tonnes. We looked into what investments are at stake in the fishing industry in Abkhazia, ...
The foreign ministers of Georgia's breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are in Nauru in the hope it will lobby for their recognition as independent countries. Tuvalu and Vanuatu quit their ties to the two small republics in 2014 and no new country has signed up to recognise the pair since.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a Kyiv meeting with Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze on Friday, Jan 19, proposed that Tbilisi includes the issues of the Russian occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the mechanism of upgrading sanctions against Russia, the ...
Sixteen polling stations will be opened in Abkhazia for the March 18 Russian presidential election, “Russian ambassador to Abkhazia” Semyon ... 89,000 residents of Abkhazia were registered for Russia's presidential polls in 2012, according to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
The self-proclaimed government of the breakaway region of Abkhazia has made the decision to restrict the amount of fish which can be caught in its waters to half its previous amount, due to the significant reduction in fish off the coast. This year, the catch limit will be 20,000 tons. The decline was confirmed ...
On January 3-5, Abkhazia saw new public disorders prompted by President Raul Khajimba's unilateral decision to exchange Georgian war criminal Giorgi Lukava with an Abkhazian heavy crime suspect who escaped to Georgia. In fact, relatively new political forces and leaders are testing their power and ...
ship full of cargo TBILISI, DFWatch–On December 31, Ukrainian border guards fired warning shots at a ship off the coast of Odessa and took it into custody. The ship, which was flying a Tanzanian flag, was found to be carrying counterfeit cigarettes from Abkhazia, destined for Bulgaria. According to ...

TBILISI, DFWatch–Authorities in breakaway Abkhazia demand the extradition of a Georgian prisoner suspected of assassinating a Russian diplomat and his wife in Abkhazia in 2013. Sokhumi wants the suspected killer handed over as a reciprocatory move for the released two weeks ago of Giorgi Lukava, ...
The morgue in Sukhum was robbed on Monday night. The perpetrators presumably broke into the morgue through a door and cracked the safe. Gennady Bobua, the chief of the forensics bureau who supervises the morgue refused to comment on the incident. The law-enforcement agency has launched an ...
Since breaking away from Georgia in the early 1990s during a bloody conflict, Abkhazia has gained de facto statehood but not international ...
Zugdidi bridge was but a starting point of the “mass exodus,” as Goldwater calls it. Most of the refugees had to then embark on a several-day ...
Abkhazia's de facto foreign minister Daur Kove (right) met with Husam Kudzhba, the ministry's representative responsible for Catalonia, this ...
Twenty-four years have passed since the fall of Sokhumi. On September 27, 1993, the city was taken by North Caucasian militants and ...
The Georgian attitude towards Abkhazia and the Abkhaz can be described briefly: sentimental. Unfortunately, this attitude has affected the ...
Photos of Abkhazia's war dead framed for the annual Victory Day commemoration on September 30. The conflict with Georgia remains fresh in ...
The bodies of 24 Georgian citizens killed in an armed conflict in 1992-1993 in the breakaway region of Abkhazia were buried with full military ...
The unrecognized breakaway republic of Abkhazia is issuing its own cryptocurrency and could “abandon normal money in several years.”.
The Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia has announced a plan to raise a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency via an ICO. The breakaway state ...
About 10% of the hazelnuts Georgia exports come from the Russian-backed breakaway territory of Abkhazia, which has enjoyed de facto ...
The so-called Foreign Ministry of Georgia's Russian-occupied region of Abkhazia (Sokhumi) reports that a delegation headed by Foreign ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Georgia's breakaway Republic of Abkhazia in early August served to highlight once again Moscow's ...
In August 1992, simmering ethnic tensions in Georgia's Abkhazia region exploded into a 13-month war which ended in a military victory for ...
Russia and Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia have signed a contract on transfer of military materials to the Abkhazian side.
Russia will transfer military materials to Abkhazia, a Russian-occupied region of Georgia. The respective "agreement” was signed today.
The Act speaks of “illegal occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia,” as well as of Russia ignoring the terms of the ceasefire agreement that ...
The Georgian and EU flags are flying at a roadblock on the de facto border between Georgia proper and Abkhazia. The Georgian government ...
A quarter-century after the outbreak of the War in Abkhazia, opposing sides still mark the beginning of the conflict with contradictory narratives.
At the 25th anniversary of the start of the armed conflict in Abkhazia on August 14, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and President Giorgi ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin riled Georgia on August 8 by travelling to the breakaway region of Abkhazia where he reassured Abkhaz ...
The United States has criticized a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia to show support for ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia Tuesday to express his support for separatists there ...
Two Russian citizens were killed by explosions that ripped through a munitions depot in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on August 2.
Georgian officials have called Russian President Vladimir Putin's forthcoming visit to occupied Abkhazia a “provocation”, according to APA's ...
Archil Rogava, 59, and Paata Rogava, 25, were arrested on 6 April by authorities in Abkhazia. A spokesperson for Georgia's State Security ...
Abkhazia, the breakaway region of Georgia, has participated in the 59th International market of Damascus as an “independent country” on ...
In the Soviet period Abkhazia, a balmy region on the Black Sea coast and popular summer destination among the USSR's elites, enjoyed ...
Referring to Abkhazia and another breakaway region, South Ossetia, Margvelashvili said that the only way to restore Georgia's territorial ...
A hospital in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. Photo via Sputnik Abkhazia / OC Media. Some rights reserved. This article originally appeared on Open ...
The National Security Council, chaired by President Giorgi Margvelashvili and attended by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, held a meeting on March 23 to ...
Russia considers the provocative claims of Georgia on the issue of Abkhazia and South Ossetia an excuse to derail the dialogue on the Geneva platform, the ...


 

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